Bachelor of Art in Philosophy: Emphasis in Philosophy and Law – LPPS Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AA-T in Law, Public Policy, and Society. Three units in the major and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
PHIL 205 Formal Logic I 1 3
PHIL 303 Modern Philosophy 2 3
PHIL 320GW Philosophical Analysis - GWAR 3
University Elective - Take Two 6
Second Semester
PHIL 321 Being and Knowing 3
PHIL 450 Ethics 2 3
Select one (if needed): 2 3
Ancient Philosophy  
Medieval Philosophy  
Islamic Philosophy  
Core Philosophy Areas (6 units) 3 3
Upper-Division GE: UD-B or UD-D 4,5 3
or University Elective if requirement already met
Third Semester
PHIL 330 Political Philosophy 2 3
PHIL 380 Philosophy of Law 2 3
Core Philosophy Areas (6 units) 3 3
Normative Issues Elective (9 units) 6 3
Upper-Division GE: UD-B or UD-D 4,5 3
or University Elective if requirement already met
Fourth Semester
PHIL 696 Directed Reading: Learning Outcomes 1
Normative Issues Elective (9 units) - Take Two 6 6
University Electives 8
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-wide requirements: 9-15 units                               

  • American Institutions (0 units): The AA-T in Law, Public Policy, and Society Core includes courses that satisfy this requirement.
  • Upper-Division GE, areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in Law, Public Policy, and Society are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.
  • Philosophy (Emphasis in Philosophy and Law) major 37-40 units 

  • Required/GWAR (12-15 units)
  • Disjunctive History (3 units)
  • Core Philosophy Areas (6 units)
  • Normative Issues (15: 6 units required “plus” 9 units elective)
  • Culmination (1 unit)

University electives: Fourteen or more units

Units depending on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State - some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., in both UD GE and the major.